Our excavation prompted a lot of interest, and in addition
to the Open Day, we had visits from local schools and groups.
Despite the muggy conditions, many
people braved the midges to visit our Open Day - including a reporter
from BBC radio
The following day we had a visit from
a large group of Norwegian students, some of whom braved the cold to
Our official visitors included the Shetland
Archaeologist, Assistant Archaeologist and the local police (who had
a professional interest in the skeleton)
Members of the local Young Archaeologists'
Club also visited
School visits included children from Baltasound
Junior High School...
...Uyeasound Primary School...
...and children from the neighbouring island
The pupils from Baltasound visited
after the skeleton had been lifted, but some of them were interested
in seeing it
We set up a Kids Trench for
younger visitors to practice their excavation skills